Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Virtualization

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Virtualization

This 18-days, instructor-led course will present students with the knowledge and skills to deploy and manage a server Virtualization environment by using Microsoft Windows 2012 product. The course contains practical material for the deployment and management of Hyper-V 3.0 in Windows Server 2012 . The course also provides details on how to manage a server Virtualization environment by using System Center product known as System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012 SP1. This Course is not precise to Virtualization, it is about to understanding the latest technologies with Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012.

Introduction to Virtualization

§ What is Virtualization

§ Virtualization Terminologies

§ Server Virtualization Types

§ Major Companies in Virtualization

§ Features in Virtualization


Installing Hyper-V

§ Introduction

§ Types of Hyper-V

§ Hardware Requirements

§ Installing Hyper-V

§ Hyper-V Settings

§ Key Terms to remember


Virtual Machines

§ Creating Virtual Machines

§ Virtual Machine Settings

§ Creating synthetic and emulated network adapters

§ Installing Operating Systems on a Virtual Machine

§ Installing Integration Services

§ Importing Virtual Machines


Virtual Disks & Snapshots

§ Fix/Dynamic/Differencing Disks

§ Pass-Through Disks

§ Understanding VHDs and VHDx

§ Intro to VHDx

ï?· Large Virtual Disk

ï?· Internal Log

ï?· Large Sector Support

ï?· Large Block Size

§ Snapshots


Hyper-V Migration

§ Live Migration

§ Storage Migration

§ Quick Migration

§ Share nothing Migration

§ Live Migration over SMB


Virtual Network

§ Hyper-V Switch

§ Hyper-V Extensible Switch

§ Network Types for Hyper-V (external/internal/private)

§ NIC Teaming

§ Network Card Technologies


(SR-IOV, VMQ,DVMQ, RDMA, RSS, RSC, LSO, RIO, Loopback FastPath, IP Sec Task Offload, Virtual Fiber Channel (NPIV))

§ Security


(VLAN Tagging, PVLAN, DHCP Guard, Router Guard, Port ACL, MAC Spoofing Protection, ARP Spoofing Protection, Monitor Port,VM Trunk Mode )

§ Network QOS


Virtual Storage

Storage Spaces (JBOD)

§ Pool

§ Spaces

§ Thin provisioning

§ Resiliency (simple/Mirror and Parity Space)

§ Storage Spaces and Cluster


SMB (Remote File Server)

§ Hyper-v Over SMB (No SAN need)

§ Continuous Available file server

§ DNN (distributed network name)

§ SMB 3.0 Transparent Failover

§ SMB 3.0 Scale Out

§ SMB 3.0 Multichannel

§ SMB 3.0 Direct (SMB over RDMA)

§ VSS Support for Remote File Share


Storage Servers

§ ISCSI Target Server

§ NFS Server 4.1

§ SMB Server


Storage Management




CSV (2.0) and CSVFS

§ CSV Architecture

§ CSV Support

ï?· Hyper-V support

ï?· Filer Server Support

ï?· Backup (VSS / Consistent Backup) support

ï?· Storage Spaces Support

ï?· Volume Encryption Suuport

§ CSVFS (CSV Proxy File System)

§ CSV Fault Torrance

§ CSV Block Cache


Other Features

§ Storage Efficiency ( Trim and Unmap) Thin Provisoing

§ Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX)

§ NTFS online scan and Repair (CHKDSK)

§ Resilient File System (ReFS)

§ Data Dedublication ( embedded in Windows 2012 ddpeval.exe)


Hyper-V Replica

§ Understanding Hyper-V Replica

§ Configuring Hyper-V Replica

§ Enabling Replication

§ Testing Failover

§ Key Terms You Should Know


Server 2012 Cluster

A) Cluster for Hyper-V

§ Cluster Validation

§ Host Clustering

§ Guest Clustering

§ VM Health Monitoring

§ VM Priority Settings and AutoStart Feature

§ Persistent Mode

§ Affinity/AntiAffinity Rules

§ Hyper-V Validation Test

§ Enhance Failover Placement

§ VM Application Health Monitoring

§ Live/Quick/ShareNothing & Storage Migration in Cluster

§ Hyper-V Replica

§ Node Maintaince Mode

§ Dynamic Quorum

§ Clustered Scheduled Tasks

§ Configuring Cluster Quorum Settings


B) Cluster for File Server


§ Hyper-V over SMB

§ Continuous availability (Scale Out file Server)

§ SMB 3.0 Transparent Failover

§ Bitlocker on CSV


C) Cluster support in VMM 2012 SP1

§ Create and validate a cluster via VMM

§ Dynamic Optimization for the Cluster

§ Enhanced cluster management


System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM 2012 SP1) (2 Days)

Installing and Configuring VMM 2012 SP1

§ Architecture

§ Components of VMM

§ Hardware/Software Requirements

§ Installation


Configuring the Network and Storage Fabric

§ Fabric Concepts

§ Networking Resources and VM network

§ Configure Storage


The VMM Library: Profiles and Templates

§ Adding a Library Server & File Share

§ Profiles Types

§ Creating Templates


Managing Hosts and VMs in SCVMM

§ Using Host Groups and Properties

§ Adding Hosts

§ Deploying a Virtual Machine

§ Host and Virtual Machine Properties


Clustering Hyper-V Hosts

§ Introduction

§ Create a Cluster

§ Cluster Properties

§ Dynamic optimization & Power Optimization


Performing P2V and V2V Conversion

§ What is P2V Conversion?

§ Source Computer Requirements

§ Supported Operating Systems

§ Online vs. Offline Conversion

§ What is V2V Conversion?

§ Supported Operating Systems

§ Converting VMware to Hyper-V


Comparing Hyper-V with vSphere

§ Features Comparison

§ Different Hyper V Versions (HV-1, HV-2 and HV-3)